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Washington's Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) program has provided millions of dollars for economic development projects across the state since it was enacted by the Legislature in 2006. The program, however, has been...

March 22, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, gives his opinion on why students in Washington state have benefited the most from the legislative session this year. Johnson also explains a number of his concerns...

April 17, 2017

On this week's episode of capitol report, Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, discusses the hearing on HB 1368 insurance rate transparency. Don Hinman, who brought these concerns to Rep. Johnson, helps explain...

Feb. 6, 2017

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, explains his vote for House Bill 1059. He also talks about his insurance transparency bill and a measure to boost retirement benefits for Plan 1 retirees.

Jan. 25, 2017

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, discusses education funding, taxes and legislation to help small craft spirit distilleries in Washington state.

Jan. 10, 2017

Most people have probably heard the commercial in which someone exclaims, “I just saved a ton of money by switching my car insurance to . . .” In our state there...

Feb. 10, 2010

  The House of Representatives tonight rejected a motion to vote on a bill to create more options in the state workers' compensation fund. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Charles Ross requested...

Jan. 29, 2010